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Responsive Philanthropy Summer 2017

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: August 23, 2017

Dear Colleague, These are challenging times for democracy and human rights in the United States. Some in our nation are attempting to turn back the clock and undo many of the advancements our society has made over… Read More

As the South Grows: Strong Roots

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: June 27, 2017

Chavies, Kentucky, isn’t on the way to anywhere. Located in Coal Country 200 miles as the crow flies from three of the fastest-growing economies in the country, the town of 500 is three hours from the… Read More

Member Spotlight: Economic Policy Institute

Date: May 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. NCRP: Why is EPI’s Economic Analysis and Research Network especially relevant today? EPI: EARN is a network of 62 organizations in 43 states that are focused on the economic conditions of working families… Read More

Funding change in the Deep South

Written by: Bill Bynum

Date: May 30, 2017

Convincing national foundations to make significant investments in organizations based in the Mississippi Delta has never been an easy task, but several factors fuel the heightened interest in directing philanthropy to this region and elsewhere across… Read More

Rebuilding the middle: How United Ways and foundations can get in the fight to bring communities together

Written by: Pete Manzo

Date: May 30, 2017

In Salt Lake City, Utah, state legislators passed a bill that provides millions of dollars to fund preschool and childcare for at-risk children. In Georgia, voters passed a state ballot initiative to commit funds to fight… Read More

Long-term general support: The elusive Bigfoot in philanthropy

Date: May 30, 2017

For most nonprofits, getting a flexible multi-year grant is as probable as spotting the mythical creature. So we asked our nonprofit members to share why they think grantmakers shy away from awarding these grants and how… Read More

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